Waterloo Region ACORN Rallies Against Shady Investor’s Renovictions at 267 Traynor Ave
Posted June 21, 2023
On June 18th, at 3pm, more than 50 community members from across Waterloo Region joined ACORN member, Maribel Jagorin, and her neighbours to march from the Fairview bus station to their homes on 267 Traynor Ave in Kitchener. The residents of 267 Traynor and another building on Ahren Avenue are set to be renovicted out of their affordable, below-market rental units.
The crowd chanted for affordable housing and a stop to renovictions in Waterloo Region. The walk was boisterous and gained a lot of support from passersby, including honking horns, people waving from balconies, and cheers from pedestrians. It came to a stop in front of 267 Traynor where Maribel told the crowd about the injustices her community has suffered from Mike Beer Investments: lack of repairs and basic facilities, harassment, predatory changes to leasing agreements and more! Some ACORN members and their supporters chalked messages of support for Maribel and her neighbours while others wrote messages of shame for Mike Beer.
Are you a tenant in Waterloo Region? Join the Waterloo Region ACORN Tenants Union as a member to start taking action against renovictions and shady landlords.
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Mike Beer’s renovictions on Traynor and Ahren are just one example of a systemic problem. Add your name to the online action for a Renoviction Bylaw here.
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